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Q#7: In what Situation BDC needs to be used for User Profile Import?

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>>In what Situation BDC needs to be used for User Profile Import?

Answer:

BDC for User Profile import is used to get the supplementary information from others systems, not AD.

For example, your company has implemented MOSS and User Profiles are set up to import information from Active Directory using the out of the box functionality. But your company also has an HR system which stores additional information about employees in a separate database, not in the Active Directory.  You would like to enhance the User Profiles with additional information that is stored in the HR system's database (perhaps this information includes the city and state where
the employees live)

You have a couple of options.  One option is to write some code to populate the user accounts in the Active Directory with the information from the HR system and keep it in sync (this option requires custom development).  Another option is to use the Business Data Catalog and the SharePoint Search Service to query the information you want to add to User Profiles and keep it up to date.

More details how to use BDC to import User Profies is there

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